Eva and Jade Lakes Trail at Mount Revelstoke - Hiking Trail - British Columbia

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Eva and Jade Lakes Trail at Mount Revelstoke

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  • Der Heather Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Heather Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Der Heather Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Heather Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Spektakuläre Aussichten.
    / Spektakuläre Aussichten.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Der Historic Firetower am Gipfel des Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Historic Firetower am Gipfel des Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Der Historic Firetower am Gipfel des Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Historic Firetower am Gipfel des Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Blumenpracht am Eva and Jade Lakes Trail.
    / Blumenpracht am Eva and Jade Lakes Trail.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Wegkennzeichen
    / Wegkennzeichen
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Blumenpracht am Eva and Jade Lakes Trail.
    / Blumenpracht am Eva and Jade Lakes Trail.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Der Eva Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Eva Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Der Eva Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Eva Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Der Miller Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Miller Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • Der Miller Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Miller Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Der Miller Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Miller Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Auf dem Weg zum Eva Lake.
    / Auf dem Weg zum Eva Lake.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Eva and Jade Lakes Trail.
    / Eva and Jade Lakes Trail.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Die alte Holzhütte am Eva Lake.
    / Die alte Holzhütte am Eva Lake.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Der Miller Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    / Der Miller Lake am Mount Revelstoke.
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Redaktion
Map / Eva and Jade Lakes Trail at Mount Revelstoke
1500 1650 1800 1950 2100 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Heather Lake Miller Lake Eva Lake Balsam Lake
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An easy hike of 14 km through beautiful meadows in subalpine, undulating countryside to beautiful Eva Lake .
easy
13.9 km
4:13 h
340 m
340 m
Eva and Jade Lakes Trail is a 14 km long, relatively easy hiking trail at Mount Revelstoke in British Columbia leading to the two gorgeous mountain lakes Eva and Jade. It is accessible only to hikers in the short summer season, from June to October. In addition, the Mount Revelstoke National Park in Kootenay offers many more trails that lead to clear lakes, peaks and lush meadows. The many vantage points in the park offer spectacular views of impressive mountain ranges, the Thompson River and the small town of Revelstoke.
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Hartmut Wimmer
Updated: 2017-08-25

Round tour Nice views Suitable for families and children Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Summit tour
Difficulty
easy
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Altitude
1964 m
1786 m
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Equipment

Hiking boots are advantageous for the narrow paths on the mountain.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Balsam Lake car park (1920 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 51.046768 N -118.142550 E
UTM 11U 419909 5655646

Destination

Balsam Lake car park

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of our hike after the 1-hour trip on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway is the car park at Balsam Lake. Here we have several options. We either take a free shuttle bus, or we leisurely stroll to the summit on the beautiful Fire Tower Trail. We choose the short walk and reach another parking lot just below the summit. Again we have several options for either short or more extended hikes in the area of the summit plateau with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. We turn left and go directly to the historic fire lookout tower that marks the highest point of Mount Revelstoke. The path leads us left past the fire lookout tower over to the North Summit Knoll, where several viewpoints offer spectacular views of Revelstoke, the mountains and the valley of the Columbia River.

Next we follow the path to the little Heather Lake, just before we reach it, a trail path turns off to the left and leads to several lakes in the distance. The Eva Lake Trail is a relatively simple continuous path that leads from the summit of Mount Revelstoke to Eva Lake over a distance of 6 km with a relatively small slope. We follow the signs through hilly terrain just below the tree line through sparse spruce and fir forests. The road crosses alpine meadows that are covered by a magnificent display of flowers during the summer months. Next we walk through a rocky landscape and shortly after we reach a turnoff to Miller Lake. Here we take a right and reach Miller Lake withhin 10 minutes. Back on the main road, another path branches off a little later towards Jade Lakes, but we continue straight on to Eva Lake, which we reach a few moments later. A short trail loops around the lake with its wooden hut from 1928 and and offers great views down into Coursier Creek Valley. On the way back we will make a short visit to the Jade Lakes path. It is a 16 km one-day long hike to the Jade Lakes and should be started early in the morning. We therefore content ourselves with a nice photo spot above Miller Lake and hike back the same way to our starting point.

Public transport

Free shuttle from Balsam lake to the summit of Mount Revelstoke.

Getting there

We take the Meadows in the Sky Parkway at Revelstoke and after 16 turns and 26 km we reach  Balsam Lake car park at 1500 meters altitude. For the last 2 km to the summit, a shuttle service is available in the snow-free summer months.

Parking

Balsam lake car park

Coordinates

Geographic
51.046768 N -118.142550 E
UTM
11U 419909 5655646
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Sebastian Lindner
2017-08-23
Sehr schöne Wanderung. Beste Zeit für die Wanderung ist Ende Juli bis Mitte August. Dann stehen alle Blumen in voller Blüte. Kann mich meinen Vorredner nur anschließen: Eher Mittel als leicht und 5 Stunden sind angemessen.
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Done at
2017-08-15

Hartmut Wimmer
2017-07-30
Ich habe die Zeitangabe erhöht auf 4,5 Std. Vielen Dank für den Hinweis.
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Andreas Epping
2017-07-28
Die Route an sich ist schön und führt zu wunderbaren Seen. Allerdings stimmt die Zeitangabe überhaupt nicht. Pro Richtung benötigt man 2-3 Stunden, sodass die gesamte Wanderung etwa 5 Stunden dauert. Auch sind die Wege an wenigen Stellen über Geröll bei denen man unbedingt feste Schuhe tragen sollte. Insofern vielleicht auch ehr mittel als leicht.
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Blick vom Revelstoke Mountain
Blick vom Revelstoke Mountain
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:13 h
Ascent
340 m
Descent
340 m
Round tour Nice views Suitable for families and children Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Summit tour

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